Browser's performance roundtable


Nowdays web browsers are able to deliver applications that are getting close to the richness of desktop as well as mobile apps. Although a web app is built around standard technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the same app may look or behave differently across different browsers in terms of performance. Join this roundtable and learn from the experts what browsers are doing to allow developers to create high performance web applications!

Marco Casario

CTO - Comtaste

Marco has been passionate about programming since he was little more than a child and used to program games in Basic for Commodore 64 before dedicating himself, while still very young, to innovative projects for the web using Javascript and Flash. In 2005, Marco has founded Comtaste (, a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in Rich Internet and Mobile Applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices. He is author of the following book projects: HTML 5 Solutions, CSS3 Solutions, Flex 4 Cookbook, AIR Cookbook, and many more.

David Rousset

Gaming & HTML5 Technical Evangelist - Microsoft

David is a Technical Evangelist working for Microsoft France. He’s mainly focused on HTML5 in general but also working a lot on gaming projects for the Windows Phone & Windows Stores (using Unity3D or DirectX). He’s a frequent speaker in several famous French web conferences such as Paris Web or Techdays. From time to time, he’s leaving his beautiful country to also share his passion as a speaker in international conferences such as BUILD2012 or GOTO AARHUS 2013. He’s part of the team building the WebGL Babylon.JS open source gaming engine.

Chris Mills

Senior tech writer - Mozilla

Chris Mills is a Senior Tech Writer at Mozilla, where he writes docs and demos about open web apps, Firefox OS and related subjects. He loves tinkering around with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web technologies, and gives occasional tech talks at conferences and universities. Chris used to work for Opera and W3C and currently enjoys playing heavy metal drums and drinking good beer. He lives near Manchester, UK, with his good lady and three beautiful children.

Bruce Lawson

Open Web Advocate - Opera

Bruce Lawson advocates Open Web Standards for Opera. He's been active in Web Standards since 2002, working with the Web Standards Project, the W3C Mobile Best Practices Working Group and developer education. He co-authored "Introducing HTML5", the first full-length book on the subject. He blogs at You can follow him at Photo by Patrick H. Lauke.